BARRX technology is commonly used by gastroenterologists for the treatment of Barrett’s esophagus, a condition that has the potential to lead to esophageal cancer. If Barrett’s esophagus is identified early enough, the cancerous tissue can be completely eliminated by HALO ablation technology.
Ablation is a technique used to heat tissue to the point that is it no longer viable or alive. It is widely used to treat various cancerous conditions and to control bleeding. HALO ablation is a very specific type of ablation where heat energy is concentrated in a precise and highly controlled manner to the tissue. HALO ablation is unique in that it is capable of achieving complete removal of the diseased tissue without damaging the normal underlying structures.
Ablation therapy is performed in conjunction with an upper endoscopy or a colonoscopy. The procedure is outpatient and there are no incisions involved. After receiving BARRX HALO ablation treatment, patients can expect to experience some chest discomfort and difficulty swallowing for a few days. However, medication is prescribed to minimize and help treat these side effects.